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Materials for Tomorrow

The topic of the 2020 Materials for Tomorrow is "The Forest". Find out how the forest can provide new solutions for electronics, cars, textiles, hydrogels, composites, and more! Several internationally recognised speakers will participate in this free, one-day online event, taking place on Nov 18, on YouTube. ​This page will be continuously updated with information about speakers, program and instructions on how to participate. Registration is now open - if you register we will send you a reminder the day before the event!

Confirmed speakers (more to follow):

Akira Isogai​, University of Tokyo: "Key technologies to prepare cellulose nanofiber/polymer composites with high mechanical and thermal properties"

Herbert Sixta, Aalto University: "Towards the Development of a New Lyocell Fiber Spinning Process"

Andreas Haider, Wood K Plu​s​: “Wood & Wood related – R&D highlights with Biocomposites”

Magnus Berggren, Linköping University: "Electrical energy storage in materials from the forest"

Amir Asadi, Texas A&M University: "Cellulose Nanocrystals-Enabled Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber Polymer Composites with Tailorable Properties"

Michaela Kogler, Lenzing AG: “Consequences of Plastic Pollution on the Environment”

Eva Malmström​, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: "Wallenberg Wood Science Center – A unique research environment for tomorrow’s forest-based materials"

Olli Ikkala​, Aalto University​: "Can materials mimic associative learning: Lessons from agarose gels​"

Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology

Anna Wiberg​, BioInnovation: "Driving change"


The detailed program will be published here soon. Preliminary times: Nov 18, 08.30 - 16.30 (CET)


The event is free of charge, and open for all. Although you will be able to follow the event on YouTube, we encourage you to register, which helps us in the planning of the event. Register here!

About Materials for Tomorrow

Materials for Tomorrow is an annual conference - started in 2010 - covering research, education and innovation in materials science. It is one of Chalmers' Initiative Seminars, and is a crucial meeting place for people representing research, innovation and society. ​

Materials for Tomorrow 2020 relates to several major efforts within wood-based materials in Sweden, namely: Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Fib:RETreesearch, Avancell, and All Wood Composite Platform​.

Published: Mon 26 Oct 2020.